In a match-up of state-rated teams, the Fillmore Central Panthers defeated the Sutton Fillies 44-29 in girls basketball Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Geneva. The Panthers shot an incredible 72 percent from the field for the game.
“This week we were able to beat three quality teams,” Fillmore Central coach Mark Madison said. “The funny thing is the girls did it a different way every night. Against Sutton, our defense held them to 27 per cent shooting from the field. We out rebounded Wood River by 22 rebounds and Heartland ended the game with 12 more turnovers than us. This group continues to find different ways to win.
“Against Sutton we weren’t able to press because we were in foul trouble all night. It slowed the game to a crawl which is never to our advantage. It allowed them to score considerably more points the second half.”
The Fillies entered the contest ranked No. 10 in Class C-2, while FC is rated as high as No. 5 in one C-1 poll.
The Panthers jumped in front 10-6 after the first quarter, went into the locker room up 25-10 at halftime, and then held a lead of 31-20 after the third period.
Fillmore Central improved its season mark to 12-1.
Fillmore Central hit 2 of 7 three-pointers and connected on 12 of 18 free throw tries. The Panthers hit 13 of 18 field goal attempts, while Sutton was 5 of 14 from the field. Sutton connected on 3 of 8 three-point attempts and connected on 10 of 19 from the line.
Scoring- Krienert 2, Malone 15, Jones 4, L. Maloley 10, Hoarty 13. Rebounds- L. Maloley 8. Assists- Rasmussen 4. Steals- L. Maloley 4.
Team rebounds– Fillmore Central-30, Sutton-23. Team fouls– Fillmore Central-19, Sutton-18.
The Fillmore Central Panthers pulled away in the last stanza to overcome the Wood River Eagles 46-27 in girls basketball Thursday, Jan 10 at Geneva in a win capped by a 19-3 fourth-quarter surge.
Fillmore Central had led by only three heading into the final quarter.
“With the return of Wood River’s point guard their team is much better than their record shows,” Fillmore Central coach Mark Madison said. “Their dribble penetrated our man defense pretty effectively the first quarter. I was glad to see when we went zone in the second quarter we could run it effectively. We don’t do it very often.”
The Panthers forced 23 Wood River turnovers to give a boost to the victory.
The Panthers fell behind 10-8 at the end of the first period, led 20-14 at halftime, and then led 27-24 going into the final period.
Fillmore Central improved its season mark to 13-1.
Fillmore Central hit 2 of 13 three-point tries and sank 10 of 21 from the line. The Panthers sank 15 of 26 from the field, while Wood River was 6 of 11 from the field. Wood River sank 3 of 12 three-pointers and made 6 of 8 free throw attempts.
Fillmore Central held a 38-16 edge on the boards.
Scoring- T. Maloley 2, Krienert 3, Malone 8, Rasmussen 2, Jones 5, L. Maloley 2, Scott 4, Poppert 1, Hoarty 19. Rebounds- L. Maloley 9. Assists- Malone 5. Steals- Malone 4, Hoarty 4.
Team fouls– Fillmore Central-9, Wood River-15.
The Fillmore Central Panthers downed the Heartland Huskies 43-30 in girls basketball Saturday, Jan. 12 in Henderson as the winners led after each quarter.
“Our full court defense was relatively effective against Heartland all night,” said Fillmore Central coach Mark Madison. “It allowed us to take away everybody but Mikaela Dick. The rest of the team was only able to muster nine points.”
The Panthers committed only 9 turnovers while forcing 21. Dick still managed to rattle home 21 points for the home team.
The Panthers jumped in front 9-4 after the opening period, led 23-15 at halftime, and then led 35-21 after the third period.
Fillmore Central improved its season mark to 14-1.
Fillmore Central connected on 4 of 12 three-pointers and connected on 9 of 17 from the line. The Panthers sank 11 of 17 from the field, while Heartland was 8 of 9 from the field. Heartland connected on 1 of 11 three-point tries and made 11 of 16 from the line.
Scoring- Krienert 2, Malone 19, Jones 3, L. Maloley 7, Scott 4, Hoarty 6, Motis 2. Rebounds- L. Maloley 8. Assists- Krienert 6. Steals- L. Maloley 5.
Team rebounds– Fillmore Central-21, Heartland-25. Team fouls– Fillmore Central-15, Heartland-15.